Our favorite fluffy pancakes & whole wheat too!!

It’s taken quite a bit of tweaking, but I finally have a fluffy pancake recipe we love!  This particular day the girls wanted blueberries, so I used the Cascadian Farms organic mixed berries we buy at Costco which is a mixture of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. 

I made these a week ago and am finally getting around to sharing it with you all.  Still prepping for our trip to North Carolina….we leave in 2 days!!  Am I ready yet?  Packed?  Not quite.  But I can’t resist blogging and sharing another recipe. These are pancakes I’ve created….they taste like buttermilk pancakes, fluffy and light….but of course they are made with my freshly ground whole wheat flour!  Are you tired of hearing about that yet? 

Well it will be a reoccuring theme here, because there is absolutely NO nutrtional value in white all-purpose flour!  Zilch!  It is stripped bare of any vitamins and minerals, and to add insult to injury…..they BLEACH it!!  Wah!!!  Crazy,I tell you!  And when eating pancakes made with white flour…I am hungry an hour or two later.  Not so with these whole grain beauties! 

Okay….back to these scrumptious pancakes…..

I make them on my newly acquired electric skillet ….which I LOVE and don’t know how I ever lived without!!  Gone are the days I had to make pancakes using 2-3 skillets and rotating batter in and out.  Now I can make 8 – 10 pancakes in one fell swoop!  By the time I flip them and clean up my mess, it’s time for the second batch and I’m DONE!!  AMAZING invention!  All thanks to my dear mother-in-law…..it was one of my Christmas gifts this last year.  She has an incredible knack for gift giving…..I always get something I never thought I needed.  Then it revolutionizes my life. 

Which reminds me that I still haven’t shared about my 3 amazing birthday gifts….which will all help with my food blogging endeavour!!  Sorry to keep you waiting. 

Back to the pancakes……stacked and ready to be eaten….

Denise’s Fluffy Pancakes

Mix by hand:

1 cup flour (freshly ground, organic whole wheat)
1 cup organic oats (freshly ground in my coffee bean grinder to make oat flour)
4 tsp baking powder (aluminum-free)
2 T sugar (I use honey granules)
1/2 tsp sea salt (if you double recipe, do NOT double the salt)
2 eggs (farm fresh, free range)
1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk (I use 1 cup Cascadian Fresh whole milk plain yogurt, plus 1/2 cup water)

1 stk melted butter (when I’ve tried to cut this back a bit it does affect the recipe)

This made about 16 pancakes.  Because they are whole grain, they are VERY filling!!  I can only eat 2 in one sitting.  Therefore I only double this recipe if I want extra leftovers.  This amount gives my 3 girls and I two mornings of pancakes.  Or one if it is the weekend with daddy home *wink*

For some reason if I double the recipe it seems to affect the outcome.  So if I am making a double batch, I just mix it in two different bowls.  Any thoughts on this?  Does this happen to anyone else?

When mixing, stir until just blended.  Do not overblend pancake or muffin batter as it makes them tough.  Let batter stand about 5 minutes and it thickens up nicely.  This helps with a FLUFFY pancake which as you can tell is important to me!  Do not add water for easy stirring (ask me how I know?) as this will ensure you will NOT have a fluffy pancake, but a runny, flat pancake!! 

I grease my skillet with butter, and I use a ladle to put the perfect amount of batter for each pancake.  I ladle about 3/4 of the ladle full.

If you are adding berries, fold them in at the end.  I usually make this without berries.  We eat this with PURE maple syrup and REAL butter.  SO GOOD!!!  Let me know what you think.  As a new food blogger, I can’t wait to interact with you all….so give me some feedback! You might also like to try these low carb cream cheese pancakes or my sweet potato pancakes.

TIDBIT ~ I just discovered a very easy way to bookmark my recipes for later usage.  Easier than even saving as a favorite.  Most bloggers know of this feature…but for those of you that don’t, check out Delicious.  It has made things SO easy for me.  It’s FREE!  And this way I won’t have to print everything up….just print the recipes that are “keepers.” 

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17 Responses to Our favorite fluffy pancakes & whole wheat too!!

  1. Pam says:

    Yum…pancakes….Congrats on the Foodie Blogroll!

  2. Simply Life says:

    I love pancakes and just made pumpkin ones over the weekend! Looks like a great breakfast!

  3. Ms Bibi says:

    My kids love pancakes, but I am not the best pancake maker. I make most of my meals from scratch, but when it comes to pancakes it's box all the way.

    I can't wait to surprise them on Saturday morning with your pancakes.

    Great blog.

  4. Kitchen Butterfly says:

    Hi wholewheat buddy. I started using wholewheat flour in my pancakes and waffles about 4 years ago and haven't looked back. These look lovely. Do you girls like chocolate? Cause I've got a great chocolate waffle recipe which my 6 year old LOVES…also with wholewheat (though brown, not white!)

  5. Queen B. says:

    oooo sooo yummy ! great blog 🙂

  6. ButterYum says:

    Oh good… now I have a reason to buy that bag of mixed fruit from Costco!


  7. Jackie says:


    What brand of grill did you get for christmas.

  8. I’m so impressed that you grind your own whole wheat flour. These pancakes are exactly the sort of thing I’d like to serve my family on a weekend morning. Have a wonderful vacation!

  9. LOVE whole wheat pancakes!
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  10. Mmmnnn! love the berries too.
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  13. laurasmess says:

    Wow, I just discovered this recipe over at 365 days of baking and your pancakes look just perfect! Love the inclusion of the berries. I’ve never really make thicker American-style pancakes (I grew up eating the English, almost crepe-style pancakes with lemon and sugar) but your recipe is seriously tempting… I might give them a go for Sunday breakfast! Thanks for sharing, and I love your blog. I’ll definitely be back!
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